Felix’s home debut in the press and web
Jon Paul Morosi, in the PI, with his recap.
It should tell you a little something about the general state of affairs at Safeco that the most anticipated baseball event all season begat scores of empty seats in the right and left field corners.
There’s also a USSM mention in there, which is cool.
Corey Brock, in the News-Tribune, has “King for a day”
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not enough that 19-year-old Seattle rookie pitcher Felix Hernandez can throw his fastball 98 mph, although that alone makes him pretty special.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s everything else that Hernandez did Tuesday Ã¢â‚¬â€œ from the wicked change-ups he threw to his off-the-table curveball to his refined poise at such a young age Ã¢â‚¬â€œ that makes him unique.
“Poise? I don’t think we’re talking about poise here,” Gardenhire said. “I think we’re talking about a 97 mile an hour fastball with a curveball from hell. I think you can overlook the poise part. Let’s just say great stuff.”
My pal (and yours, if you’ve met him) Jonah Keri wrote up yesterday’s game as his Game of the Week column on Baseball Prospectus. And it’s free! Free! So check that out.
Seth Stohs has a detailed breakdown of what Hernandez threw and when (no permalink? Man, that link’s going to age badly)
And for your picture needs, Adriot linked cool game pics in comments yesterday. (Please note that’s not USSM-space… don’t sweat the bandwith). I’m sure that having been so generous with his efforts, these pics will now be copied all across the internet to be used as desktops, and the basis for fan web pages. Sorry, dude.